Friday Sunday ~ here comes 2018, time to bid adieu to 2017.
1 ) Yesterday was that day of winter vacation – the day far enough past Christmas but closer to New Year’s – the day when you can’t remember exactly what day it is or what you’re supposed to be doing … it’s a day I look forward to all year. My day of “nothing” — nothing to do and all day to do it. I slept in, drank a pot of coffee, read blogs, stayed in my fuzzy pants all day and cooked a wonderful stew in the pressure cooker. A lovely shower, a bowl of stew, new fuzzy pants and blankets found me asleep in the chair by 9:30. Today, I woke at 6:00 a.m., feeling like a million bucks. Rest, a break from stress, schedule and chaos, you can’t beat it.
2 ) Christmas with our boys and grands was just that – grand — we laughed, ate, played games, laughed some more, sang Christmas songs and told stories. Gifts were exchanged and memories were made. Love was in the air and it was the happiest of days!
3 ) Time off — I’ve not responded to most work emails, but have taken great delight in deleting any that aren’t applicable to me; doing so has culled the volume. My job is demanding with many people pulling on me on a regular basis; making this small effort now lets me ease back in without resentment. Value up!
4 ) Progress ~ in that picture on the left I was recovering from bronchitis (for the 5th time that year) and battling a lingering fever, body aches and chills throughout my Christmas holiday (ugh!) I read the 10 day Grain detox book (accompanied by a cough, highlighter pen and sticky notes) and started a grain detox Jan 4 2016 — I have not been sick once – nothing – not even a cold – since — despite copious work stress, moving, the passing of my Mom, a heavy travel schedule and more. Amazing!
5) New Year’s Eve tonight ~ Friends are stopping by for a drink/appetizers before heading to an evening party. We’re staying in where it’s cozy; roads here are awful, temps hovering in the single digits. I’m delighted to stay in, smooch my handsome hubby and ring in the New Year in the peace and comfort that is home!